Employee resigning from his job

The Great Resignation: Why Is It Happening?

By Bill Fay | February 8, 2022

America has turned into a nation of quitters, though that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Spurred by the COVID pandemic, millions of people have joined “The Great Resignation” that’s happening…

College students at job fair

Get a Jumpstart on Landing a Job Before Graduating from College

By Bill Fay | May 17, 2021

The job market just might be easing up for college graduates. That’s what some of the latest evidence suggests, which is good news for anyone scheduled to finish college with…

Man filling out application after losing health insurance

I Lost My Health Insurance, Now What?

By Max Fay | May 17, 2021

A pink slip can be a traumatic experience but losing your employer-provided health insurance is nothing short of devastating. Since the coronavirus pandemic erupted in early 2020, tens of millions…

Stack of medical bills

How to Handle Medical Debt While Unemployed

By Maureen Milliken | May 17, 2021

Americans were already struggling with medical debt before the COVID-19 pandemic, and, largely because of record-setting unemployment in the last six months, the issue is expected to get worse. About…

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$15 Minimum Wage Increase: Will It Happen?

By Bill Fay | February 10, 2021

Biden wants the minimum wage – currently set at $7.25 an hour – to jump to $15 an hour by 2025. The increases would be phased in at approximately $1.75…

Closed sign on front door of business

What It Means to be Furloughed

By Maureen Milliken | May 8, 2020

The government shutdown means a temporary layoff – officially known as a furlough – for millions of federal workers. More than six million government employees and contract workers may either…

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Paying Your Debts While Unemployed

By Bill Fay | December 26, 2017

When you are unemployed, your life changes radically – professionally, psychologically and financially. Bills you paid regularly every month continue to come in, but your income has been severely compromised.…

Job seekers at unemployment lines

Working for Free Is a Valuable Option to Unemployment

By Cecillia Barr | June 13, 2013

Finding a job isn’t easy these days. We all know that. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the unemployment rate for May was 7.6 percent — a figure virtually unchanged…

Women, mothers are becoming breadwinners

Women Rise as Primary Breadwinners, Some Still Face Challenges

By Alanna Ritchie | May 30, 2013

College-educated women are catching up with men in the workforce, but many other women, especially single mothers, are facing great financial challenges, a new report shows. The Pew Research Center…

Some job applicants are rejected because of poor credit scores.

Some Employers Believe a Poor Credit Score Indicates Poor Work Habits

By Bill Fay | April 3, 2013

Looking for a job isn’t fun, even in the best of times. It’s a lot worse in the worst of times — times like these. While the national unemployment rate…